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Jaime Munguia vs. Liam Smith Talks Continue To Play Out

by Shaun Brown

Contrary to speculation no date has been agreed for WBO super welterweight champion Jaime Munguia to defend his title against former holder Liam Smith in July.

Boxing Scene spoke to Smith's promoter Frank Warren today (May 21) to address the rumours that his man would travel to America to face the new champion on July 21 or 28.

"We have not had any discussion about that," said Warren on the back of a successful world title promotion in Leeds on Saturday night.

"I spoke to [Golden Boy Promotions president] Eric Gomez last week and he said he was going to meet up with his fighter over the weekend and then we were going to talk this week.

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Munguia (29-0, 25 KOs), originally touted as an opponent for middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin on May 5, ripped the title away from Sadam Ali in impressive fashion on May 12.

Golovkin's handlers had targeted Munguia after Canelo Alvarez was hit with a six month suspension due to a pair of failed drug tests. But the Nevada State Athletic Commission rejected the idea of Munguia, who had no world level experience, to move up in weight to face someone like Golovkin on short notice.

Smith (26-1-1, 14 KOs) was scheduled to fight Ali on that date but was withdrawn due to a severe allergic reaction.

After Smith fell out of the fight, Ali's handlers closed a deal to fight Munguia.

“There's nothing been done. All it is, is that the WBO have put out we've got 30 days to come to a mutual agreement otherwise we go to purse bids.”

The 29-year-old number one contender is now waiting on a new date to challenge for his old title which he won in October 2015 against John Thompson before losing in his second defence, one that came against Canelo nearly a year later at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by JcLazyX210 on 05-22-2018

[QUOTE=creekrat77;18792698]Godspeed Liam.[/QUOTE] Your P4P list needs updating.

Comment by BaDaBingVIP2 on 05-22-2018

Munguia would batter smith. Literally clobber em. In devastating fashion. Period.

Comment by JcLazyX210 on 05-22-2018

[QUOTE=Mexican_Puppet;18792700]Munguía will kill Liam so easy. Munguia knows how to cut the ring with extreme accuracy .[/QUOTE] I am not saying he couldn't. Where did I state he couldn't? Plus Liam is not a slick Boxer.

Comment by Tatabanya on 05-22-2018

Huge difference in class and power. I'll be surprised if this goes beyond the sixth.

Comment by Mexican_Puppet on 05-21-2018

[QUOTE=JcLazyX210;18792313]A slick boxer can beat both. Either way they are dog food compared to Hurd. Now that's bruiser haha[/QUOTE] Munguía will kill Liam so easy. Munguia knows how to cut the ring with extreme accuracy .

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